Erinn Batykefer, MLIS

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Rainbow Book List: LGBTQ books for teens

From the Rainbow Books about page: The Rainbow Project is a joint project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table and the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Short Stories for Teens

The Appleton Public Library in Appleton, WI compiled a free, downloadable e-book of short stories for teens that includes the following categories: Multicultural stories Stories about issues Teen life All … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

CCBC’s Books for Middle and High School Age

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a wonderful source of vetted booklists on a variety of topics for children, tweens, and teens. Click HERE … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

YALSA Booklists & Book Awards | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  Look no further for fantastic book recommendations, book lists, and award nominees and winners– the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has a plethora of collection development and readers’ … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gossip Girl: Book Club Resources

Book Club Questions for Gossip Girl #1 Do you think the crazy antics that go on in Gossip Girl happen to real people in real life? If so, do you … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Authors: E. Lockhart

Like the Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart? More Fun Links + Ways to Connect E. Lockhart’s Website Includes a FAQ, plus unpublished excerpts from the Ruby Quartet. Click on … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

YA Poetry Resources

There are questions every librarian dreads at the Help Desk.  They’re different for everyone, but they come from the same place: feeling like you don’t have the know-how or resources … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Collection Assessment: Middleton’s Teen Graphic Novels

During my Youth Services practicum at Middleton Public Library in the fall of 2011, I had the opportunity to assess the Teen Graphic Novel collection, which includes nearly 1000 items. … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is…Steampunk / Neo-Victorian Lit?

I decided to look into more steampunk/neo-Victorian lit for teens because I’ve had quite a few questions about it at the Middleton Youth Services Help Desk.  The YALSA Reader’s Choice … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · Leave a comment